Cricket: Australia beat Sri Lanka by 107 runs in 1st ODI

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 12 January, 2013, 11:41am
UPDATED : Saturday, 12 January, 2013, 11:41am

Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 107 runs in the opening one-day international at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.

The Australians scored 305 for five off their 50 overs, with man-of-the-match debutant Phil Hughes hitting 112, and bowled out Sri Lanka for 198 with Clint McKay taking four for 33.

Sri Lanka were 111 for two at the 25-over mark but Tillakaratne Dilshan was run out for 51 by a direct hit from Usman Khawaja, and was followed by two more run outs in suicidal running between the wickets.

The next match in the five-match series takes place in Adelaide on Sunday.

Match scores: Australia 305 for 5 (50 overs); Sri Lanka 198 (40 overs).